Ludum Dare 32, An Unconventional Weapon
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Ludum Dare 32, An Unconventional Weapon

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Apr 18, 2015
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I participated in the last LD31 (with The Screening, made with Gaetano Leonardi and Luigi di Guida), but for this LD32 I am way too busy, so I’ll have to skip it. Still, I just came back home to check the theme: An Unconventional Weapon Then gave me the usual 15 minutes to come out with a game […]

What is a tween engine?

What is a tween engine?

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Mar 24, 2015
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I used tween engines all my life, and in the last 4 years I even made two of them (HOTween and DOTween —HOTween v2— for Unity). So I can shamelessly state that I’m kind of an expert, or at least I’m in the know. Anyway, one question I get asked very often is: “What is a tween engine?” […]

Music holding companies VS YouTubers VS Gamedevs
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Music holding companies VS YouTubers VS Gamedevs

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Jan 10, 2015
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In these days I’m finally releasing Goscurry on Steam. Marketing is important for a release, and that means not only magazines but also YouTubers. The relationship between game developers and YouTubers has sometimes been the subject of some controversies, but in the end it’s very reciprocal. We create games they can make videos about, they give us exposure and fresh […]

Combu: leaderboards and more for Unity, on your server

Combu: leaderboards and more for Unity, on your server

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Jul 12, 2014
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Until a few months ago, I used to rely on an online platform for the leaderboards of my games. It was easy to use and free within a limited amount of users, so I was happy. But there was a con, which I realized only later: being an online platform, I had to rely on someone else’s servers for my leaderboards to […]

Pixelart happenings and opinions
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Pixelart happenings and opinions

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Jun 16, 2014
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In these last months, other than working on Goscurry, fighting bureaucracy and other stuff, for once I did only the graphics for a couple games, both in pixelart (or “pixel art”, but I like the loose portmanteau version better). They are Earthling Priorities — a mini adventure game — and People In Love — a city sim where positive planning and people’s happiness are the most important factors — both still under […]

Goscurry got greenlit! Hints & Obvious Tips
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Goscurry got greenlit! Hints & Obvious Tips

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Mar 30, 2014
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A few days ago, after almost a year, Goscurry got finally greenlit. I honestly don’t know if a miracle happened, or if it was just because Valve felt pity for it, since it was standing there all alone for so long. Or maybe it’s because they’re gonna shut down Greenlight and thought “Let’s make some […]

My favorite Unity assets

My favorite Unity assets

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Mar 16, 2014
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Updated: 27 March 2015. The assets I use (and love) (in strict alphabetical order) 2D Toolkit. Even after Unity 4.3 introduced its own 2D engine, 2D Toolkit managed to integrate with it and is still the best 2D solution with the most efficient sprite management, even if since Unity 4.6 I don’t use it for UIs anymore, but only […]

Unity: pros and cons of coding into DLLs

Unity: pros and cons of coding into DLLs

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Mar 10, 2014
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I think it was a couple years ago, when, annoyed by name conflicts with lose Unity scripts and looking for better code completion, I decided to only code inside assemblies. Less than a month ago, I went back to lose scripts. Unity 4 finally introduced namespaces (even if with a few bugs), and insisting to […]

Goscurry, an anime-ish wallpaper
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Goscurry, an anime-ish wallpaper

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Mar 8, 2014
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A few minutes ago I had a strange magical moment. You know, like when the stars align and shit like that. It happened to me. I was working on the computer, and then, for no apparent reason, I closed all the billions of cluttered windows I always have on the desktop. And, woah, I saw […]